Exploring the truth about the type of people who do UX. Ah, the UX designer. A mythical figure in high demand these days. Sought after for their skills in empathizing with customers, designing digital products that people love, and their peculiar love of collaboration. Their natural habitat is anywhere there are interfaces to problem solve […]
Designing and building digital products should begin with inclusive design. Inclusive design is a set of principles that help define responses to issues of diversity and enable products to be developed to address the needs of a broad range of users with different levels of ability.
Tom Creighton is a hands-on kind of design director. As head of UX for Wealthsimple, an online investment management service, he believes in the power of iterative design to build and release features on his company’s apps, across multiple devices. We asked why he’s such an advocate of the iterative design approach and asked him to share some of his tips for UX designers who want to work more iteratively in their own careers.
When this year’s Adobe Creative Residency kicked off in May, interaction designer and recent grad Natalie Lew was ready to get to work; she just needed to figure out what, exactly, she wanted to be working on.
Your smartphone or smartwatch can be your ticket to a more streamlined shopping experience. In this article, I’ll outline two popular mobile payment solutions: Apple Pay and Android Pay by Google.
We look at how designing a robotic arm used in neurosurgery came down to UX 101, and how one hospital has doctors and designers working together to enhance the patient experience.
As a longtime IT professional, Owen Modamwen knows tech. “It’s definitely great being able to provide helpful services for people, but I’d always be sitting at my desk thinking about how I could be more creative.”
Design is one of the key elements that define a product’s success. Design is everything, from the way a product looks to the way it makes people feel when they’re using it. Each year we learn something new about design. Now, with 2017 almost over, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the most influential […]
There are a lot of common UX design myths circulating around, and sometimes we just don’t have the time to stop and reflect on how true they really are. So today, we tackle 12 of the most common myths of UX design and try to dispel them.
Lids challenged the creative digital agency Perficient Digital to bring the experience to life in time for the 2017 holidays. Using Adobe XD CC in Adobe Creative Cloud for teams, the Perficient Digital user experience (UX) team successfully created wireframes and a working prototype within four weeks.
We’re living in a time when design and user experience have never mattered more. The past decade of change shows us that design must constantly adapt as a discipline in order to meet user needs. While it’s impossible to see the future, here are 10 trends that will shape UX design in 2018 and beyond.
Anton Sten borrows notes from Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to communicate why user experience design matters regardless of whether you work in UX or not.
UX designers went head-to-head in Adobe’s latest Creative Matchup. In this challenge, three talented designers have been tasked to use Adobe XD, the all-in-one cross-platform design and prototyping tool, to create a new profile experience for Girls Who Code’s mobile app Loop.
To come up with a proper design, UX designers use a lot of different research techniques, such as contextual inquires, interviews and workshops. In this article, we’ll focus on storyboards as a means to explore solutions to UX issues, as well as to communicate these issues and solutions to others.
User experience (UX) design is about much more than just creating an interface that is beautiful to look at. The best UX design allows users to intuitively grasp how something works. Every choice, from color to size to placement, can change a user’s experience from frustration into delight and help the customer get the most from their technology.
By introducing a range of new applications in Creative Cloud, along with significant innovations across our flagship tools, we’re enabling creative professionals and enthusiasts alike to express themselves with apps and services that connect across devices, platforms and geographies.
Today we announce the 1.0 release of Adobe XD. Since the first beta release, we have been laser-focused on building a solution that enables fast-paced, iterative design.
Upcoming XD roadmap for the near future fo Adobe XD, covering four categories of features: Design, prototype, share, and 3rd-party integrations.
At Adobe MAX, Elvira will be sharing her experiences working as a multi-disciplinary designer in her talk, Storytelling at The Intersection of Architecture, Design, and Technology. We asked her for a sneak peek, and asked her to share tips for taking UX way beyond the screen.
The sex trafficking problem in Atlanta might not sound like a typical design challenge for UX designers to tackle, but for Robin Newman it was the perfect catalyst to launch Huge IMPACT.
AnnaMarie Bonura led a discussion with female design leaders Laura Naylor, Jamie Myrold, Bo Lu, and Nancy Douyon who shared their unique perspectives on how we can all work together, collaborate, and celebrate success in the workplace better.
At Adobe MAX, Zixuan will share some of the UX challenges and some of his company’s innovations during his talk Baidu Design: UX Innovations for A Billion Users. Ahead of that, we asked him to tell us more about designing for the Chinese market.
Digital design is a fast-growing market with a lot of new products released on a daily basis, and it’s becoming more important than ever for designers to be able to move quickly. One of the best ways to do this is by designing for a MVP (minimum viable product).In this article, I’ll describe the concept of a MVP, show why it’s so valuable for designers, and identify two popular strategies UX designers can use to create a MVP.
When it comes to diversity of workplaces, Erica Deahl has experienced it all. From agencies to presidential campaigns, to her current job as principal designer at Khan Academy, she believes in the power of good design to change people’s lives for the better.
Good design is all about the user. If designers truly want to create the best products, it’s important for them to see the product from the user’s perspective. That’s where a tool called a user journey comes in. In this article, I’ll introduce a concept of user journey along with some tips and specific examples.
It’s likely you’ve heard the term persona before, especially if you’ve worked in user experience design. Personas are a commonly used tool in UX design. In this article, we’ll talk about the importance of personas, and how to create one.
The move to mobile changed UX design at its core, and the move to portable devices of all sizes (and now, shapes) continues to keep designers on their toes, providing key challenges and opportunities. Yet UX designers across the industry are keeping up, and reacting to hardware changes in their own creative ways. Here’s some of their advice to keep up with an ever-changing screen size landscape.
We asked four former architects turned user experience designers why they decided to make the switch into UX design, what challenges they experienced along the way, and what advice they have for other architects considering a career change into UX. From veteran UX designers to new recruits, here’s what they had to say.
“I believe good type is what makes or breaks a brand,” says Jamie Neely, Director of Product Design at Monotype. “But designers have so many things to think about these days–print, web, mobile, social, physical, virtual, and so on–so the onus is on us to choose type wisely, and use it with good intent.”
Andrew Baygulov is a self-taught designer and front-end developer who learned UX on the job. We asked him to share his process and advice on how to balance beautiful visual design while creating effective user experiences.